Pakistan seeks firms to refurbish turbine-generators at 1,000-MW Mangla Dam

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites applications for pre-qualification to refurbish and upgrade two turbine-generators at the 1,000-MW Mangla Dam hydroelectric project. Bids are due March 27.

WAPDA previously called for bids in September to supply testing and monitoring equipment for Mangla. The U.S. Congress released US$280 million in 2012 to support improvements to Mangla and the 83-MW Kurram Tangi project.

In the current solicitation, WAPDA invites applications for pre-qualification to design, supply, install, test, and commission equipment to refurbish and upgrade Mangla Units 5 and 6. The agency said it intends to increase the installed capacity of the units to 135 MW from 100 MW.

In 2011, WAPDA awarded a contract to consulting firms MWH and NESPAK for a feasibility study of upgrading Mangla and likely increasing capacity by about 200 MW.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the address below until March 26 for US$50 or 5,000 rupees, payable by bank draft or pay order to Manager Finance (Hydel), WAPDA, Lahore, at HBL, Gardee Square Branch, Nappier Road, Lahore Account No. 1303-59. Courier delivery costs an additional US$50 or 5,000 rupees. The request must be labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Document for Refurbishment and Upgradation of Units 5 & 6 Mangla Power Station.”

Applications for pre-qualification, in triplicate, are due by 11 a.m. March 27 to the address below. For information, contact General Manager (Hydel) Development, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), 105 WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99202189, extension 2105; Fax: (92) 42-99202159; E-mail: gmhydeldev@hotmail.com; Internet: www.wapda.gov.pk.

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